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11 Healthy, Homemade Gift Ideas

11 Healthy, Homemade Gift Ideas

By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

The holidays are a hectic time of year. So many people, so many gifts, and so little time and money! Here are 11 healthy and affordable gift ideas that will help ease a little bit of the burden. Many of these gifts are great projects for kids, too, and you're certain to find an idea for everyone on your list!
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Trail Mix

With a balance of carbs, fat, and protein, trail mix is a great snack. Store-bought versions can be pricy, but creating a custom mix is easy and affordable. Buy nuts, dried fruit and cereal from the bulk bins at your supermarket to cut down on cost. Package it in a pretty jar (such as repurposed glass spaghetti sauce jars) with a ribbon. To do it, combine 2 cups grains, 1/3 cup dried fruit, 1/3 cup nuts or seeds, and 1/3 cup of sweets (optional) of your choice. For ideas, try one of these SparkRecipes for trail mix.

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